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PHC TSANGARIDES LLC About Us

Our firm was established in 1993 and it is based in Limassol, Cyprus. We offer full legal services in all disciplines and practice areas. We also offer legal advice and representation in cases falling under any jurisdiction and represent our clients across the whole hierarchy of the Courts of Cyprus. We also take cases to the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice.

Based on our experience, qualifications, ability and professionalism, our aim is to offer first class legal services to our clients in a way that guards and furthers their interests. We maintain a client-orientated approach and our main objective is to provide a full legal service with utmost professionalism, complete dedication and personal attention to every client.

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Ogier Jersey supports Extended Curriculum Programme

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

70 Year 5/6 students from around the island attended a creative writing course held at various primary schools recently as part of the Extended Curriculum Programme organised by Education, Sport and Culture and supported by Ogier Jersey.

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Ogiers Global Funds Team earns another industry award

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has earned another endorsement for its funds expertise following the announcement by ACQ Finance Magazine of their Global Award winners for 2009. This time, the firm picked up the title of “Overall Private Funds Law Firm of the Year”.

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Ogier named “Best Offshore Law Firm 2009” by HFM Week

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has been named “Best Offshore Law Firm, 2009” at the HFM Week Service Provider Awards held in London.

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Ogier appoints Head of Treasury Services

June 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier, one of the leading providers of offshore legal and fiduciary services, has appointed Marcus Hawgood as Head of Treasury Services, focusing on enhancing the management of client cash assets. Marcus joins Ogier from Computer Patent Annuities where he was Group Treasurer.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS advises Invest Equity on the sale of Chemson

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Andreas Zahradnik, private equity expert and partner at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, advised Invest Equity on the sale Chemson Polymer Additive AG. Chemson is an internationally leading manufacturers of polymer additives with a global turnover amounting to nearly EUR 300 million.

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DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Advises Valartis Group on the Acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank Austria

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Martin Brodey and Andreas Zahradnik, partners at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, have advised the Swiss Valartis Group on the acquisition of Anglo Irish Bank's Austrian private banking subsidiary, Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG. The acquisition was completed on December 19, 2008, after the Swiss Federal Banking Commission gave their approval. The Austrian Financial Market Authority also did not object to this transaction. The Anglo Irish Bank (Austria) AG will be renamed Valartis Bank (Austria) AG and its asset management subsidiary Valartis Asset Management (Austria) Kapitalanlagesellschaft mbH. Both parties have agreed not to discuss details of the purchase price.

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Austrian Law Firm of the Year 2009 DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS awarded by IFLR

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS is delighted to announce that it has been named 'Austrian Law Firm of the Year' by International Financial Law Review (IFLR). The firm received this prestigious award at the IFLR Europe Awards in London on March 18, 2009.

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Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper Joins DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS

June 2009. Press Releases by Dorda Brugger Jordis (view listing).

Associate University Professor Alexander Schopper has been appointed Of Counsel at DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS, a leading business law firm in Austria. Since May 2009, he strengthens the firm's corporate finance and restructuring team headed by Andreas Zahradnik.

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Foyen in major Gothenburg expansion

June 2009. Press Releases by Foyen Advokatfirma AB (view listing).

Foyen Advokatfirma has secured a major boost of its presence in Gothenburg, in order to provide its clients with even more competitive commercial law advice.

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Carey Olsen extends takeover expertise with European Capital Scheme of Arrangement

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen in Guernsey and Linklaters LLP in London have successfully completed a scheme of arrangement under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) (the ‘Law’) in respect of European Capital Limited (‘ECAS’) a Guernsey incorporated authorised closed-ended investment company.

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Carey Olsen moves into top ten

June 2009. Press Releases by Carey Olsen (view listing).

Carey Olsen has been placed in the top ten law firms in the latest Hemscott rankings for law firms advising AIM stock market clients. The firm, with offices in Guernsey, Jersey and London, is ranked ninth overall with 37 listed clients.

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B&K in ITR tax transactions survey

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

Tax executives from multinational companies, tax officials and advisors voted in the second International Tax Review online poll for their top 3 tax transactional firms in 47 jurisdictions. In 31 countries, that's nearly three quarters of the territories covered, Taxand members were nominated as either number 1 or number 2 local advisors.

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B&K has signed a pro bono agreement with Icehearts

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

B&K has signed 4 May 2009 a pro bono agreement with Icehearts, an athletic club formed to prevent youth alienation. This co-operation is part of B&K Corporate Social Responsibility Programme.

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WWF AWARDED BORENIUS & KEMPPINEN THE GREEN OFFICE SYMBOL

June 2009. Press Releases by Attorneys at law Borenius Ltd (view listing).

The Helsinki office of Borenius & Kemppinen Attorneys at law has been awarded the Green Office symbol and certificate as an indication of an environmental system that fulfils the criteria set by the WWF. With the help of Green Office, offices can reduce the burden they place on the environment and achieve savings in costs related to material and energy. Green office is a project launched by the WWF in Finland and the symbol has been awarded to 69 offices to this date.

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BAKER & McKENZIE ADVISES THE LINK REIT ON ITS REFINANCINGS

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Hong Kong, 11 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie has acted for The Link Real Estate Investment Trust (“The Link REIT”) on two significant financing transactions, being the establishment of a US$1 billion guaranteed euro medium-term note programme and a HK$3 billion club loan facility.

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MOST TRUSTED LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR - NORDIC = Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå!

June 2009. Press Releases by Gärde Wesslau Advokatbyrå (view listing).

The well-regarded British M&A publication, ‘ACQ Finance Magazine’ conducts an annual, independent poll to reward outstanding M&A firms. This year Gärde Wesslau has been honoured to be named ‘Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year – Nordic’ in recognition of its work on a series of high-profile international deals.

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Tax Adviser Bernard Łukomski joins DZP as a Partner

June 2009. Press Releases by Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (view listing).

To meet our clients’ expectations as regards full-range legal assistance our law firm has decided to extend its services to include tax advisory. Since April 2009 our new tax team has been headed by Bernard Łukomski (Partner), an expert in Polish tax and commercial law.

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Hungarian Tax Firm of the Year

June 2009. Press Releases by Kinstellar (view listing).

Kinstellar, the leading premium regional law firm for Emerging Europe, is proud to announce that the firm has won the 2009 “Tax Firm of the Year” award for Hungary from International Tax Review, the world’s leading expert publication on tax issues. The prize ceremony was held at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 19 May 2009 at International Tax Review’s fifth annual European Tax Award.

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"Boutique law firm / CHOI&KIM" [A maritime law firm with best quality in the world]

June 2009. Press Releases by Choi & Kim (view listing).

CHOI & KIM, established in 1997 as a maritime specialist law firm, has successfully completed a recent case involving auction proceedings of vessels worth about US$1 billion. In a case where Cyprus registered 11 trawlers owned by “B” shipping company were arrested and passed to auction proceedings in the Busan District Court, CHOI & KIM, on behalf of the shipowner, succeeded in releasing the vessel from the arrest. By successfully completing this case of the highest claim amount in the Korean legal history, CHOI & KIM also succeeded in distinguishing itself as the top-notch maritime law firm.

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Keep Guernsey Green Award

June 2009. Press Releases by AFR Advocates (view listing).

“We are delighted to announce that AFR has achieved the Keep Guernsey Green Award. It was recognised earlier this year that as a Guernsey firm we should be doing much more to reduce, re-use and re-cycle and assume a corporate responsibility”, said Peter Atkinson, Senior Partner.

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ARZINGER STRENGTHENED ITS TEAM

June 2009. Press Releases by Arzinger (view listing).

In May 2009 the law firm Arzinger strengthened its team having invited a new partner, for the second time in this year already. The new Arzinger’s partner is the ex-director and a head of the legal department of the Investment Bank Dragon Capital, attorney-at-law Alexander Zavadetsky

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Baker & McKenzie Advises Kuoni on Acquisition of Holding in Major Chinese Travel Company

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

London, 4 June 2009 - Baker & McKenzie, London has advised Kuoni Group on its acquisition of about 32% of the equity in Et-china.com International Holdings Limited (Et-china).

The acquisition makes Kuoni the biggest single shareholder in this important Southern Chinese travel corporation. Et-china is one of South China's best known tour operators through its GZL subsidiary, and also provides a leading internet platform in China for individual travel arrangements. It has a customer base of about 1.5 million, and has been listed on London's AIM stock exchange since August 2007.

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BAKER & McKENZIE TO HOST SEMINAR ON INDONESIAN MINING LAW

June 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Hong Kong, June 4, 2009 – Baker & McKenzie will host a seminar titled “Investing in Indonesian Coal Projects – New Opportunities Under a New Mining Law”. The event takes place on June 16, 2009 at the Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai.

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DREW & NAPIER IS ONCE AGAIN TOP DISPUTE RESOLUTION AND ARBITRATION FIRM

June 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

Drew is only one to clinch both Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration Law Firm of the Year awards – 2-time winner

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Harneys tops Hemscott FTSE AIM 100 table

June 2009. Press Releases by Harney Westwood & Riegels (view listing).

Harneys has topped the latest Hemscott tables as the legal advisor with the largest total client market capitalisation among FTSE AIM 100 clients. The firm also rose to the 6th place in the ranking of total AIM client market capitalisation, the highest position garnered by an offshore law firm

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Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (formerly Noble & Scheidecker) (view listing).

Change of holding credit institutions, investment funds, insurance and reinsurance undertakings : New notification procedure now in full force !

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The amended SICAR law

June 2009. Press Releases by MNKS (formerly Noble & Scheidecker) (view listing).

The Venture Capital and Private Equity will benefit from a modernized vehicle for attracting VC / PE foreign investors in Luxembourg. The following innovations are significant

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Kluge has won two call-offs from DIFI

June 2009. Press Releases by Kluge Advokatfirma DA (view listing).

In February 2009 Kluge was awarded a framework agreement as one of three suppliers of legal services to  the Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (DIFI). Kluge has won two of the calls for services under the agreement. Kluge’s head of IT law, partner Torstein Arendt, has assisted DIFI with a revision of the governmental standard agreements (SSA) for IT procurement and consultancy services. The revised  standards have been well received in the Norwegian IT media and among the user group. The general opinion is that they will be used frequently and set the standard for IT agreements in future IT projects.

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Drew & Napier LLC acting as counsel to PetroChina International (Singapore)

June 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

2 June 2009 – Drew & Napier LLC (“Drew & Napier”) is advising PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd (“PetroChina Singapore”), a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited (“PetroChina”), on the proposed 45.5% acquisition of Singapore Petroleum Company (“SPC”). Subject to regulatory approvals, PetroChina Singapore will purchase the stake from a Keppel Corporation subsidiary at S$6.25 per share valuing SPC at S$3.2billion in its entirety.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Opel on trustee structure and loan

June 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Hengeler Mueller advised Adam Opel GmbH on the trustee structure agreed between General Motors, the Federal Republic of Germany, the federal states of Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Thuringia and Adam Opel GmbH, as well as on the € 1.5 billion loan granted in this connection and guaranteed by the German federal government and the aforementioned federal states.

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PETERKA & PARTNERS becomes the first foreign law firm to be registered in Bulgaria

June 2009. Press Releases by PETERKA & PARTNERS v.o.s (view listing).

May 29, 2009. Sofia. PETERKA & PARTNERS is delighted to announce that it is the first foreign law firm registered in Bulgaria as a law firm under Bulgarian Bar Act.

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Largest transaction on Bulgarian real estate market

Eurolex Bulgaria was the legal consultant of Bridgecorp Jsc on the acquisition by the client of the parent companies of LANDMARK PROPERTY MANAGEMENT S.A., one of the biggest companies on the real estate market in Bulgaria (the Buyer’s consultant was Credit Swiss Securities and CMS Cameron McKenna).

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Hengeler Mueller advises freenet AG on sale of DSL business to United Internet

May 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

Today, freenet AG has signed an agreement on the sale of freenet's DSL business to United Internet AG's subsidiary 1&1 Internet AG. The transaction is structured as a sale of all shares in freenet Breitband GmbH.

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Boult Wade Tennant welcomes new member to partnership

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant is pleased to announce that attorney Daryl Penny has accepted an invitation to join the partnership with effect from 1 May 2009.

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Boult Wade Tennant named UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year by MIP

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Boult Wade Tennant has received the 2009 UK Trade Mark Prosecution Firm of the Year award from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) at its fourth annual Global Awards held 31 March at the Dorchester Hotel in London.

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Boult Wade Tennant tops MIP patent and trade mark tables for third consecutive year

May 2009. Press Releases by Boult Wade Tennant (view listing).

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) has ranked Boult Wade Tennant in the top tier for both patents and trade marks in its annual survey of leading IP firms. For the third consecutive year, it is the only firm in the top tier for both categories.

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JAUSAS promotes a project to develop textiles that prevent tropical diseases

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

JAUSAS is a promotor member of the Indo-Spanish Chamber of Technology together with the basque telecommunications cluster Gaia and the Association of Indian software companies (ITSMA). The Project, by the name of Scutum, is a joint Indo-Spanish initiative, co-financed by the CDTI, for the development and manufacture of advanced non-toxic insecticide textiles to prevent tropical diseases resulting from mosquito bites.

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Chambers ranks JAUSAS high in six specialities

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

The newly published Chambers Europe 2009 Guide puts JAUSAS once again among the elite of Spanish law offices. Besides the specialities in which the firm has already been recognised in recent years (Pharmaceutics and Health, Tax, Insolvency and Wealth Management), recognition is now added to the Dispute Resolution Department and to one of its specialists in M&A

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JAUSAS incorporates a new business manager

May 2009. Press Releases by Jausas (view listing).

The law firm JAUSAS has recently appointed Javier Ballano to become the practice´s new business manager.

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Thommessen is the largest Norwegian law firm within M&A in the Nordic region

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

In the recently published annual report from the respected news agency Mergermarket, Thommessen has done exceptionally well in the rankings of the Nordic law firms.

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Thommessen ranked first in the "elite" category among Norwegian competition law practices in the GCR

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

The report notes the breadth of Thommessen's competition practice and compares it to the model of the large European firms in its focus.

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Thommessen awarded the Norwegian IP Law Firm of the Year 2009

May 2009. Press Releases by Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS (view listing).

For the second year in a row, Thommessen received the award for Norway's best IP law firm from Managing International Property.

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Hengeler Mueller advises Commerzbank on two-day Annual General Meeting and on Dresdner Bank merger

May 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

The two-day Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Commerzbank AG took place in Frankfurt on 15 and 16 May 2009. The AGM resolved, inter alia, to increase Commerzbank's share capital to a total of approx. EUR 3.07 billion excluding shareholder pre-emptive rights in order to provide the Financial Market Stabilisation Fund (SoFFin) with a participation of 25% plus one share.

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Hengeler Mueller wins Federal Court Case for Arcandor on Convertible Bonds

May 2009. Press Releases by Hengeler Mueller (view listing).

With respect to the proceedings involving the Association for the Protection of Minority Shareholders in Stock Corporations (S.a.M. - Schutzvereinigung aktienrechtlicher Minderheitsaktionäre) and Arcandor aG, the 2nd Civil Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice in Germany (Bundesgerichtshof - BGH) responsible for corporate law has found in favour of Arcandor, whereby authorisation to issue convertible bonds merely has to provide for a minimum issue price for the new shares that are designed to serve the convertible bond.

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BAKER & MCKENZIE SCOOPS UP TWO DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS AT THE AUSTRALASIAN LAW AWARDS

May 2009. Press Releases by Baker & McKenzie (view listing).

Sydney, Australia, 22 May 2009 – Baker McKenzie took home awards for "Debt Market Deal of the Year" and "Equity Market Deal of the Year" at the 2009 Macquarie Bank Australasian Legal Business Law Awards, held in Sydney last night.

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DREW & NAPIER LLC AS COUNSEL TO OSIM INTERNATIONAL LTD FOR THE RIGHTS ISSUE OF RIGHTS SHARES

May 2009. Press Releases by Drew & Napier LLC (view listing).

19 February 2009 – Drew & Napier LLC (“Drew & Napier”) currently acts as counsel to OSIM International Ltd ("OSIM or the Company") in respect of a proposed renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 120,408,442 new ordinary shares in the capital of the company ("Rights Shares") at an issue price of S$0.55 for each Rights Share, on the basis of two Rights Shares for every nine existing shares held in the capital of the Company by entitled shareholders.

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Ogier named “International Law Firm of the Year, 2009” at Citywealth Awards

May 2009. Press Releases by Ogier (view listing).

Ogier has been named “International Law Firm of the Year, 2009” at the annual Citywealth Magic Circle Awards held in London last night. The Citywealth Magic Circle Awards shine a spotlight on those individuals and organisations who have raised the bar in terms of service, innovation and client care. These coveted awards, from the publishers of Citywealth, set the benchmark for excellence in the wealth sector.

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The investment company Serdac successfully uses the new minority rights in a public takeover

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

In the first proceeding since minority shareholders have standing in administrative proceedings on takeovers, Serdac, as well as Amber Master Fund (Cayman) SCP ("Amber"), opposed a ruling on a mandatory bid for all the shares of Harwanne Compagnie de participations financières et industrielles SA ("Harwanne") by MMA Vie SA ("MMA"), claiming that the bid of CHF 2.60 per share did not comply with the minimum price rules.

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AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG closes rights offering in the amount of CHF 113.4 million

May 2009. Press Releases by Bär & Karrer (view listing).

On 6 May 2009, AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG successfully completed a CHF 113.4 million rights offering. The shares had been underwritten by a syndicate of banks, comprising Credit Suisse and UBS Investment Bank as Joint Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners, as well as Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie. (Schweiz) AG, Zürcher Kantonalbank and Bank Vontobel AG as Co-Lead Managers.

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